MAYOR-ELECT ADAMS APPOINTS LISA FLORES AS DIRECTOR OF MAYOR’S OFFICE OF CONTRACT SERVICES, MARJORIE LANDA AS DIRECTOR OF NEWLY-CREATED MAYOR’S OFFICE OF RISK MANAGEMENT AND COMPLIANCE
Today, Mayor-elect Eric Adams announced his appointments of Lisa Flores as director of the Mayor’s Office of Contract Services (MOCS) and Marjorie Landa as director of the newly-created Mayor’s Office of Risk Management and Compliance. These offices, which he described as central to his vision for delivering an accountable, efficient, and transparent government to New Yorkers, will report to his chief counsel Brendan R. McGuire, a former Chief of Public Corruption in the Southern District of New York. Mayor-elect Adams highlighted the track record of these accomplished public servants, both of whom have most recently served in the New York City Comptroller’s office, as affirmation of his longstanding commitment to building a team of proven leaders committed to good government.
“Rooting out waste, fraud, and abuse in our agencies will help our City deliver for those who need it most, and these new appointees will serve as watchdogs for our city and make sure taxpayer dollars are being spent appropriately,” said Mayor-elect Adams. “I pledged to both create a more efficient City government as mayor and finally reverse the inequalities that keep so many in our city from thriving. Inefficiency leads to inequality, and when government is spending irresponsibly and agencies are working in conflict with each other, everyday New Yorkers suffer. This is about holding our government to the highest standard of ethics and ensuring it delivers for everyday New Yorkers — because if you don’t inspect what you expect, it’s all suspect. Good government begins with accountability, efficiency, and transparency; that’s exactly what I’m committed to as mayor, working with these impressive public servants.”